Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge!

$2,000 in cash prizes and bragging rights to the winners.

Alex Baia
Alex Baia
Aug 14, 2019 · 3 min read
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  • Get outside your own head by sharing your rough draft with another writer.
  • Sharpen your draft based on feedback.

First prize winner:

  • $1,000 cash prize, to be spent or squandered as you see fit.
  • Your winning piece will be published on Slackjaw, and promoted multiple times to our email list of 25,000+ people and all over social media and internally on Medium.
  • Preposterously large bragging rights.

Two runners-up will each win:

  • $500 cash prize, to be invested in bitcoin or spent on groceries.
  • Your piece will be published on Slackjaw and promoted extensively.

Honorable mentions:

  • Are eligible to be published in Slackjaw as paid (Medium Partner Program) pieces and will be promoted on Medium under the “Humor” topic.

Challenge dates

  • August 14 - August 20: Opt-in period. Join the challenge!
  • August 21: Challenge instructions page goes live! If you opted-in, we’ll email you the details.
  • August 21 - September 21: Challenge is live! Get writing. (You can still opt-in.)
  • September 22 >: Challenge closed! You can opt-in to the Future Interest List here.
  • October 7: We’ll start announcing the winners and publishing winning pieces on Slackjaw!

Meet your judges

These fine folks will be picking the winners…

→ → Get On The Interested List for Next Time! ← ←

The 2019 Challenge is closed. Jump on the Interest List, and we’ll let you know when we do the next Challenge!

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Writer: McSweeney's, The New Yorker, Slackjaw. Get my best words, delivered monthly, by a majestic falcon: hyoom.com/newsletter

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Writer: McSweeney's, The New Yorker, Slackjaw. Get my best words, delivered monthly, by a majestic falcon: hyoom.com/newsletter

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